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THE DAILY. ItETlALt), '-PLATUSJfcotJrn, MiSiSKASKA, TIHXI.'SOA Y,-MaY 17. 1S8.
, ATE WIS' CAMERAS.
rHOTOGr.APHY A RAGE . AMONG
THE ArtTISTICALLY INCLINED. '
.1 Cnrloim Co HVc-tf on of rirtarra (
l .!. l in tl Mum at Midnight by
in of the Magnnlum S'lalt Amine
iin ut tr Ui. (iutili. ' -
Am.-.teur photography has become a gen u
J:!f ni;;'5. Every !( respecting young per
fiii ui,'i nfl'iM ktvp nl.rcunt of the times U
the owner of M..iiie ort of Inxtrumcnt which
product- mora or Icsm peu!iitig likenesses of
th' ir Iricnd.i and fumily. of everything that
live find muves or has its being within louse
ran;;;' -f their dvrfncile, not to nu'iitioii every
njk and euriw-r of the hnti.su. There in
w.-nevly a horary table throughout the
length uml breadth of this city w Inch is Mot
J.ui 'ii w lib dun and wiord amateur likenesses
of tiie family picture the amateur regards
w biia-.ttil pride ami the family with in
dulgent Uili-nil.oiL lUit even thin joy of
caricature begins to jmiJI on tho bolder spirits,
tin! t!i 11 very l:it-t nehlf vfinent uiid do
lirbt is the li.i'.h light photojjrnph.
'for lutxv who aro unfamiliar with this
: -!.!.-! "f iin.Uiieholy perpetuation it may
in- iiti.-.viry U explain thut it Include an in-xtant-niiroii
lense. a detective cuinera, and
carm-tgi-H l.jadod with m.iiiosium. These
it i ii hiv fitli'T liifil f'lF with a match
i. i ;; ! -d 1:1 :i ( i.-I'-l made for the purptmo.
'. t.v e 1 n : rn.-i 1 1 it 1 1 instantaneous
fit. re en, i.iheu in the pitch dark, and
ii. .. l.is .ii.t- ill i.i U under the guidance
mi. I re! '!' 'i of u policeman visit the
i r . j - it i:n. might and l the use of the sud
den M.-n -liit ihi-.fi of magnesium cartridge
vi-Kf -M-ie-e incidents of that quarter
I..:. :; u-. Mu-y .cciirtcd.
A CLKIiTS COLLECTION.
A pin-ii - i.in lii ri' -well known, too, hut
e. h .!,,. r- to a:iy publicity concerning his
i.Ll lo iniu.'tiier.t has a curious collection of
picture obtained in this way He la a friend
cf l.i.pector nyruca. and by special indul
i ..; under the personal conduct of the
i l:.-itn -is enabled to procure some
h .. - tb.it could not be duplicated in this
c. .: , lk' an. I Hie llipevtor visited the
v:l -t iim-.- :iti.. without the inmates leing
ft.-. it tin ui!Me. he woulJ get his
i . i : i t -ri:v.. i'ikI witliout warning, a
ii i!r,:. . flotii his pistol would 11 x the
! ' (hieol the scenes in an
i ; . i.i . ..-it I- j .nil :u l y eirwtl vc, us ho stood
; i t 'i ' ii. iTiiilned until the inagnes
!;::u 1;:.: ..lit and caught the whole
p. ::.:? . v.tti e-.i.-y i;im'i!o of the place in
; ii i!. u:;r.'-ti.!ii"l uttitulo. There
: ;-! f i:; tut pl.iyeiw iii thefull fury of the
- ; .f his il.ili.'S, tlutiCO hulls,
.... -i v ; 1. 1:: drunken and wholly drunken
, - ... i I iieir glasses on the table ill
.-. ; . : in.- .I .- :::e -.alaflous ditty chanted by
..! . .:., :. i . !-. .. lure wlio:n it is flattery to
;,! a wii::-!!i V iLtioul going down into the
.1-. the criiutiuil chui-s, it is possilo,
i : j -:-: t this l;rgo colliTtion of proofs, to
--. : a . ;; id--;i c; them in their unconscious
. ! -1.:' tn - .
. ':. '. iii .t remarkable pictures in
ti.:- i.-ri i - osn taken, not by the quick
; '.ii ! nu .iii !.';:i-!it tniii'-rnl, but imprintel
.is i in' .!:-. live 'iitine by heaven's own lire.
1'r lirM lu';:;m his exiM-riinents fit
t. . -ii -e !.:-t utnuier there -:ime a night
. . ! with . protligiotis wi;.d
i .- ..t e.'eetrieal tli-ciirbancei, but no
i .:i I :: i-v'm: t:u' camera out upon tho
l'. -:i i iii I'Aiii- the slide ho waited for a
;' ; i t t!f l:g!iti:i!i, which wii blinding in
lis iuu!i:iiy A fcuJ.ien gleani Lit the world
.nulna suddenly expired in blackness. He
. -. I : ;. s',,!,. r-.rel carried the plato away
' i:.c i-: Ssu-li n picture r?s that rag-
;! ;r.i'!ied by lightning, pre
: .. - -. ii.-vi'! i-; i lied, it is like one of
1 :.:: iy ; .:.t;!:i..ii.-s.
. l.-;lMi ".E's GITST.S.
: : r f f this (la.-h photography is to
'. i I nivut to oi.e's guest.". It ha.i
i . r .-I !') ll.e nioineiit the amateur reci
i. ...n,-! e.'..i :i. prirl-T warb! r. At break
1 . i : . . :i ai. l dinner parties the camera
.: : 5 t 1 1; a:id caches a picture of
;, .- e tl.j rchulis U-ing dis-
1 .',:: i b.v r.::o:ig the gue;.ts a few
; i . - 1 ;t- r U u-;d V be tlie f;'c.h:ou, wlic!l
.itu-u-igjU. nu-ji! notable in any way, to so
enr ;- the 'ii'b grapiis of the whole party on
tii.- t,-'. !: of i! e menu, but now it is held far
if iie J -"irablo to have tho likeness of the
f:ii:i. ..a-- - l.eauriful Jarticipants, and that iu
i:. : i-i : :d a"it tides, enzros??.! in conver
. ..-id ::'-t nu'--y arrangeil for jt'i-petu-
i l '.1.
'1 !-. o'.::r r.:,-!it a lot cf actf-vs niui artists
- l'.'. :::i. Howard I'vle, Ea.cl.er the etcher,
x i-n;ig Sothern. P.ob llillianl, and m.re than
J -r.r rcc.'l at the moment wtro frolicking
j., a sti;-li at '-j o'cl'X'k in the morning bV'i
i . i -u. '---;. 'v i".;.-hel bit camera on tJ.i
j:.. ! ii. -. tiwi forever in the full tidaof
I .; I..: tt are like leaves iu 'a!;nii
; -i. .-: r l--- t :i-.k with s:iioo wreathes,
j: i.Mt-.j ;s in the i!Udt vi B g'od Btoiy nnd
the :".;:;c:-s ail roaring with laughter. It's
;..t i::'v lU.'ni picturesque photograph
t.i alio, the utany instautaccous pictures I've
j. . , ::;'... r v. 'is taken tit a luncheon
- : .-, :; 1-v .'li s. Stevens lo Mi.-;s l'nget just be
; .,- - .. .-.-t sail u.-i- Knglatid, ainl the young
I"....:. :. b -ity wr caught by the camera
v. i . : .:;.j;it.Li w ide OJX.-I1 in a j'arn, wljich
h. to-i advantage of the momeutaay d&t-it-ening
of the room to indulge in. It displays,
does that i oiviung, a good double row of
soxii-A Mi'.i'.i' u- but the eiEecc is very
fn::!iv. :v. 1 Ii :e:ids tay that hor counts
l a.'u-e ; i .' i i.:-. .'x-';:e;i tl;;xu candid. New
York C r. l.row.iiyn liugle.
t:r ! in (leniiaiij'.
I.i t'oo v.k I '
f,.:-! 1 ftff.iti. ::
e - fi.I ol-':.-r ii
i,.-.,:: "i the t
iriu-ir I a:;d tfce
r"'ati.:s fnr the conduct of
l-i Gerr.inn rnuj", the
i. -l a:i.i fj'-:;thematicaJ pre-.-:
:::r.Ti i::i:id is clearly dis-..:'i',-itii):i
of the ad ar.ee
rt-r -ruii!''! of a marching
iirn:y has i vartou--ly torir.tji.-UfU t;y nuli
t.:ry w r, "tb a gen. iv.l tendency to
t-trfivz'hcn the van and neglect tho rear. In
the new (.; rrr.un orders tirfs is reversed; the
renr g'l iid i.e:iig ii-:u!e by far the strongest,
l--e;;;x.' c:;;iii t iook for a:iy support, while
tho ,-:ivn::i-ei guard, if in need of any ro-en-f;!rct'ii:e::t..
ha.- only to fail back or wait for
themaia b-o-Jy to come up. It is, however,
w htre directions are given as to keeping a
rriio:i of the road clear on the line of march
5 the treatmetit of troops while en route
ti:::! ll:eo or.it-: s are n.os-t original and inter--;;.-.:,
i:;d. witii i:o intention cf giving an
.-pinion a- to tlu ;r cUicacy, jtie:r reasonuble-
i!e-; IS obvtOUS.
S;u lent-- of military h:.tory remember
I ov. cf:tn r-rmie-w;th everything favorii:g
tlieir ;:.-(-rf s l ave teen detained or evy:i do-i:-i!
! ! v l;:ig mr.rcluRg without foo-JL
it :a the -'Te iufaiitry r.nd the lar.ie
l.- ii-f t ;- c-.vr.lry that pi; e the trouoie,
t'.-r. u the siren-;! !i of a chain is not greater
t;ian t:-.it ot rs weakest link, so an avmy
fiiijLiot move faster than its slowest sec t.otw.
yapier, in hi admirable history of the I'en
i'.:u!:;r v.:n , desTilt's the ilis;!tio:is e!lecLs
,f that jx-niiy wise, pound f.lts!! p'l.cv f-t
t:vi:r an te':r tlt should te K'v'-:' t,: 'e't,
it;.l tiit-n lusii: f.s li-auie of pre:: -a I are
fatigue of Use sol i;ri. and Ui'-rebav" U-C!
rt-.ai.v Rifi.ru n--tajjcs of tui-s. Jit jci iit;c
IN A -GERMAN VlOTEL.
Conf union Crmlrd by an F.ngi Uh man
Who Wan 1(h) a lUlb at One.
Whift a nmo announce In a Uerinan bete?
that be tms made ur hi iniml to take a bath,
a war of incredulity, baffled wrath and
alert resentment weepa over the establish
tneut The chambermaid rushe after the
waiter, he brings the manager, and llually
the proprietor cornea up and looks the guest
over w ith an air of dim melancholy.
"Why," he asks sadly, "do you take a batb
"Because I want it."
"Here in this rooml
"Of course. - I don't propose to go on ' the
roof of the hotel."
"Oh, well, all right," the proprietor says.
with the air of a man who washes his hands
of a transaction that involves a suspicion of
murder at the very least. "Lf you will do it
it must t done. Hans, a hot bath for 44.
The waiter mutters something beneath his
breath aliout the eccentricity of foreigners
and got udly away Presently he looks in
again and remarks that it is after 0 o'clock.
and it will take two hours to make prejiam
lion Forty four who hapiieued in this
case to be an English merchant occupying an
adjoinincr room to mine threw a book at
him. came into my room ui pajimas and
i-oelblng rage, and delivered an eloquent ora
tion about tho recalcitrant spirit with which
the Oermaiw regarded wnter
"I'll get the lath." he announced, as he
strode into his room with a wow I, "if I have
to call in the nid of our minister."
'1 he utmost confusion leaned during the
next half hour The one idea that seemed to
animate evcrytoly in the hotel, from t lie chef
to the chambermaid ot the top floor, was the
necessity of slopping the rash project of No.
H. Every elTort was madi;, but the result
was fuliure, grim and complete About 10
o'clock the pulling aad grunting of a body of
men was heard on the stairs, and presently
two waiters and a watchman staggered in
with a batb tub. which consisted in equal
parts of green paint, cast iron and rust.
They dropjed it in the middle of the floor,
cursed their fate with whole sou led, Teutonic
enthusiasm, took olT their coats, pulled up
their sleeves, and fell to work with several
other attaches carrying water up from Hie
sub basement to the third floor in small tin
I!y this time half the guests In the hotel
had their heads out of the doorway, making
laro vocal ellorts to find out whether th
uproar meant a fire or another dead emjieror
When they found it was an Englishman tak
big a bath at that hour of the night, tho ex
citement was more intense than it would
have Ix'i'ii as the result of a now death at the
palace or a Kcuuiuo conflagration, Berlin
Cor. New York Sun.
Colored IVopIe of FavHDiiali.
The first jeople one sees in Savannah, as
I he steamer nears her wharf, are the swarm
ing colored men, gntheriug to help the
steamer unload or give the operation the
benefit of their sanctioning presence. They
are the most motley crowd that anyone ever
saw; l heir garb ranges from the most ap
proved attire of the modern dude to almost
no i'ttnent all, or an attire exclusively of
patches, if any one thinks that clothes made
of nothing but patches are an imossibility,
ho should see some of these eop!e and be
convinced to the contrary. They stand and
fit in till attitudes of picturesque repose; and
w hen they seize the gangplank to run it on
board, standing so cIosm to each other on
each side of the plank that they are like peas
in a jKjtl, they grunt and groan as if each one
were lifting the plank all alone.
This scene was the begiuuing of my In
terest io the colored people of Savannah, and
I never ceased to observe them while I was.
in the city They are the merriest, mo:i;
contented, most philosophical people in tl.e
world. They sing or whistle almost ceaso-!-.-sIy.
Listen at any moment, and you will
l.-ar a grand combination cf whistles rising
on the air la the evening the colored eo
ple sit in the parks or on the street corners,
or wauder up and down, singing, whistling,
or playing their harmoniccs a sort of in
strument of which they tiro very fond. They
improvise rather than Perform, each negro
appearing to prefer certain notes, to which
he returns frequently and fondly as he pro
iveds with his "tune," which is for that mat
ter a genuine melody, generally in a minor
key. jf there U n really and thoroughly
happy people in the world, I should eay,
from my brief obserxation of them, that tho
colored inhabitants of Savannah are that
people. Cor. Boston Transcript.
A Hotel Clerk's Observation.
I have been making ono of the most peeul-ini-
studies yoa ever heard of during the past
two weeks, end I'm going to give you the re
sults of my investigation. During the time
I have mentioned 1 have put down
guFts ror calls in tb.s morniug; 113 cf theso
guests were blondes and 1:25 brunettes. My
c'bjv.ft was to ascertain, if possible, the varia
tion of the number of hours' 6leep required
by the types of the two complexions. Then I
w:ij a trifla further. 1 found 41 of the
guests to ba Lclc.v the average height, S6 to
be of alout medium height, and 111 to be
what might be termed tall men. Now, juse
look at this result: Calls for letween 5 and J
a. in. Blondes. 98; brunettes, 5. Between
7 an-.l 9 a. m. Blondes, 8; brunettes. Si Be
tween 10 a. m. and 1-2 in. Blondes. 7; bru-
You will see by this that tbe blondes are
the earliest risers, and uphold their claim far
activity and nervousness. Now, here are
thr&o peculiar facts of the whole investiga
tion, and they o;?n :tp a vast Held for anat
omical specui.'.iioa. Tha entire forty-oue
".hortir-s" w c ro up ail before 8 a. in. Thoss
of average height slept a little later, but not
one of them slept later than 0 o'clock. Every
one of tiie "sleepy heads," who dallied in
their beds until tho sun had almost reached
its meridian, were cf the taller t3-pes of man
hood. There's something for study, and they
are tii. c?tual observations 1 have taken.
Hotel Cltfii in U;oL4Denjocrat.
An Ast ronora:c.l Vuzz'.e.
Since Jupiter's satellites were discovered
by Galileo, in 1C10, astronomers have been
greatly mystified by the phenomena of their
transits; across the planet's disc Tbe fourth,
cr farthest, satellite, grows rapidly and in
creasingly fainter as it nears the edge of tbe
disc, shines with moderate brilliancy for ten
or fifteen minutes after contact, then disap
pears altogether for a like period, aud lastly
comes out us a dark spot w-hicb becomes
darker and darker until it equa!s the black
cess of its own shadow on the plauet. The
second satellite, however, seeuis never to
hae been seen otherwise than as pure w-hite
during transit. The appearance of tbe third
end lirst is different stiil, the former having
been seer as pcrlectly white, and yet, even on
the next succeeding revolution, so black as to
be mistaken for the fourth, while the latter
is sometiiues a steel gray and sometimes a
These singular anomalies, says Newcomb,
are very difficult to account for except by
supposes verY violent cbanges constantly i&
progresj on the satellites' surfaces. After a
r-pecial rtudy of some years, Mr. E. J. Spitta,
J.L A. S., reaches a d-lTereat conclusion, at
tributing the apparent changes to idiosyn
crasies of o,ir vision. Arkansaw Traveler.
I saw tbe eastern sky flame last night
With rose UIra colors, gloriously clear.
While in tbe west the sun bad sunk front sight,
And clouds bung like pall upon a bier.
So was your face, my iarllng, when you died.
Bright wltb the glory that I could not see;
For, though with straining, tear dimmed eyea 1
Only rrief laden clouds appeared to mel
Bessie Chandler In American Magazine.
Neutral Ground In Cuba.
The changed condition of society brought
about by tho patched up peace of Zanjou
made tosnible a club where men of either
and neither party might meet without cease
less promptings to tbe rancor of political
feeling or national pride. The Union club
thus had its origin. It is wealth)', aristo
cratic, exclusive, and its membership and
privileges aro confined wholly to men. So
far as I am informed, this is the single in
stance in Cuba where women ore thus denied.
Neither politics nor religion aro discussed by
its members; only such games of cards as
are ermitted by law are allowed; the most
eminent of Cubans in the professions and
mercantile life, as well as tho highest
Spanish officials, here meet daily in mock
friendship; the consul generals of France,
Great Britain, Germany and tho United
States are members; and it Is absolutely the
only spot among men in all Cuba which may
be regarded aa strictly neutral ground.
Edgar iu W'akeman's letter.
Sugar from Coal Tur.
The wonderful coal tar sugar story, which
has leeu published in nearly every newspajx r
within a year, in again revived, aud from a re
cent article in The German Sugar Manufac
turers' Journal it appears that a factory for
tho production of that wonderful product
known as saccharine is now completed, r.nd
will be fully equipped for work in a few
weeks. It is located in Vcsterli:;scn, near
the old historic city of Magdeburg.
This coal tarwigtir, having a sweetening
power 300 times greater than cano sugar, it
is said, will be osod for mixing with glucose,
aud it is presumed will, iu a largo measure,
displace the product of tho cane for the same
purpose TUo journal from which we gather
the above facts also states thut one pound it
the new saccharine mixed with 500 parts of
glucose gives a compound as good ns tho best
sugar used on tbe continent, while it can be
supplied at a much lower price. Scientiflo
A Somewhat Mortifying Omission.
One of tho pleasures of extreme youth Is
to walk in pride iu rubber boots. The
haughty yet Indifferent air with which the
rubber booted small boy will swash through
a quarter of a mile of gutter must
be seen to be appreciated. As the Lis
tener was making bis way past one
of tbe city schools the other lay, he
saw before him two midgets of girls wearing
rubber boots beyond their years. These little
girls wera walking through tbe puddles iu
their way with the evident pride of conquer
"Why, Mary Jane," said tbe larger, "if
you didn't forget that puddle at the cross
"So I did," said Mary Jane, mortified, "I
dont know what's coming over me," and
turning about she retraced bcr steps n:id
tw ice paraded through the forgotten puddlj
before rejoining her companion. Boston
A 3Inslo Teacher's Education.
I beard, the other evening at a musicale, a
naive remark about one of the perform
ances, which seemed so characteristic of iios-
tou it deserves to be repeated. A young
woman, whose musical education has been
somewhat limited, but of unbounded belief
in her own capability, was discussing a very
brilliant artist who had just been playing a
group or Cnopins familiar masterpieces.
"Oh, yes, he plays well enough," she said in
answer to an enthusiastic comment, "but I
don't care to have lussons from him. It
wouldn't pay." "And why not'" asked an
astonished listeuer. "There is only one
other man here who is such a master of his
ait." "Yes, I know," was the reply, "but
you see, as I want to teach, I shall take a few
lessons of Mr. Long, and that will get me as
many pupils as I shall nesdl" Boston Herald.
Making a Distinction.
The two friends had lunched together at a
restaurant and were taking their departure
"Rambo," said Baldwin, "you'd better put
tbat silk bat back on its hook. Your tile is
hare with mine."
"Baldwin," exclaimed Rambo, in an in
jured tone, after the two bad gone out, "I
did not expect such treatment from you.
The hat I had taken was a better one than.
"You were willing, then, to make the uiis-
"It might have Loon a mistake, Baldwin,
said Rarabo, severely, "but it would uo
have been a blunder." Chicago Tribuuo.
Eucouraging Poor I'cople.
An Indianapolis church has established a
dime savings and loan company, which re
ceives any sum down to one cent. Its object
is to encourage jioor people to save money,
and to help thon to buy fuel in summer
when it is cheap for use the following winter
when it is dear. Thus far it has proved suc
cessful beyond expectation. New York
An Effective Combination.
Grace Isn't that your fiance, Katef
Kate Yes. Why?
Grace Isn't he awfully dark, dearl
Kate Quito; but old gold, with the accent
cu tiie gold, being the contrasting color, the
combination is an agreeable one aud quite
harmonious. See? Judge.
Offered at a Itaifain.
Farmer (to artist who is painting a pict
uresque old mill on the farm) What are ye
likely to git for a pictur like that, mister!
Artist About $500.
Farmer (excited) $5001 Why, b'gosh, I'll
sell the durned old mill itself for half that
money. The Epoch.
He Needed Money.
A Georgia man pat up 5,000 acres of land
at auction, and it was knocked down to the
highest bidder at $58. He didn't care much
about land, but he did want money mighty
bad. Detroit Fi"ee Press.
Weight or Statesmen.
Nearly all of the United States senators
are large men, their average weight running
close to ISO pounds. Their entire weight, ac
cording to a statistical corresioudcnt, is
nearly 14,000 pounds. New York Evening
Chicken Thief (to detective) Hens, horri
ble shadow, bens! Boston Commercial.
A process baa been discovered for pro
ducing photographs on metal
There are SKC.IGO persons in New York cit.f
who do not speak English.
A combination lock mokes a good client
protector. Picayotta. .
AN ORNAMENTED RAILROAD.
A Chicago Kewaper Makes m Good fiug
gectlon lizpertwrnta In ICugland.
Railroad coripaniea are at great expense
in building ' beautiful cars and passenger
stations, but they give no attention to beau
tifying station grounds and the long stretches
along the sides of . tracks. Tbo view from
the finest palaco car window is not very
charming unless it Is a distant view. A
railroad ditch or bank is seldom a thing of
beauty. All tho barriers agaiust snow aro
exceedingly unsightly. liauk and coarso
vegetatron generally grows along the tides
of tracks till it is killed by the drought or
frost, when 'it is consumed by sparks from
the locomotive. Tho beauty of the passengi r
cars shows by the contrast with the surround
ings, which aro ti'iies of deformity.
An ornamented railroad would do some
thing more than attract attention. It would
attract patronage. A largo proportion of
the j.iersons who truvel by ruil during tho
pleasant months of tho year are pleusuro
seekers. They aro making long journeys to
find pretty places. They would like to see
pretty places all along tho route. They
would stxmer ride through a flower garden
than a desert. Beautiful hedges, that would
bo cheap and lasting, could bo formed of
ai lor vita, Norway spruce, Scotch larcu,
hawthorn, crab apple and Junius trees.
The experiments in ornamenting railroad-s
in Great Britain and several countries on tho
continent of Europe have been very satis
factory to stockholders and tho traveling
public. There tlio ornamentation lias been
ittendcd by scurccly any expense. Rewards
ft'ero offered to tho station keepers who kept
their grounds in the best conditio;!. The-o
places wero soon converted into parks. Tb"
desirability of imprc. i . t 0. ..d U.
tweeu places was -pocdily seen and ucted
upon. Chicago Times.
Contuses on the Stage.
Frank Mayo in a recent conversation with
Harrison Grey Fiske said:
"All this bother about geniuses flying
straight to places of eminenco on tho stago is
rubbish. Acting is tho most practical trade
in the world, to bo learned and practiced to a
point of proficiency like any other business
like pursuit. Of course tho dramatic capac
ity of diiierent eoplo varies, but givo lue
a person with a fair voice, a suitable appear
ance and sufllcient intelligence, and I'll give
you a good actor after a few seasons of hard
"But tho troublo with tho profession, now
adays, is that novices aren't contented i'i
learn the dramatic trade. They apply them
selves industriously enough until they hao
pon to make a hit, and then they becomo
spoiled. A little applause, a little newspaper
(lattery, and then big heads aro visible. The
development of tho novice is arrested forth
with, and tho pe-)p)o wonder why Miss
What's-her-namo or Mr. So-and-so hasn't
realized the early promise of her or bis
"There is altogether too much hurry to
get on. The young peoplo becomo profes
sionally bow legged through taking tho more
difficult walks of the stage too soon. It's a
failing common to the human race. When
God made man He waited to put tho breat h
into his nostrils the last thing, because if II
had done this before, man wouldn't have
stood still to bo finisheiL I don't want
to know uny dramatic geniuses; 1 want to
keep at a distance from them, and concern
myself with tha peopla who don't know it all
at birth, but are willing to work and learn."
Detroit Free Press.
A Well Meant Warning.
A lady with her daughter was traveling
from Cincicatti to New Orleans. She had
through the day occupied a scat in the ordi
nary day car, but finding as evening np
proached that it was becoming uupleasantlv
crowded and warm, was desirous of moiiu,;
into more comfortabla quarters; and when
tho cars stopped at a small station for supper,
went out on tho rear platform of her car,
intending to pass into the next one, upa;i
tho end of which was painted in large letters:
"Man Boudoir. La Zingara;" but the door
was locked, and the oflieials within were
citing their suppers with deliberation.
While waiting, and wondering with her
daughter how long the Southern railroad
"twenty minutes" real!' would extend, sho
was accosted by a resjiectablo looking Ger
man, presumably a recent iinortaticn from
tho "Vaterland" who just then emerged from
ths day car, with tho warning words, whilj
ho pointed to the inscription on the boudoi.
"Dat Is not for ladies. See! Man car-.
They appreciated tbe kind intention r.r. I
expressed their thankfulness, but, nevert he
loss, as soon as the conductor apjieared with
the kej-s, followed him through tho doors of
"La Zingara," leaving the German to won
der what kind of respectable ladies they wcr.
who deliberately chose to travel in a "Man
car. La Cigar." American Magazine.
The Goulds' Social Tastes.
The Goulds themselves are people of the
least possible social pretentiousness. lo
doubt Mr. Jay Gould's business affairs ren
der social secretivenessa policy with him, but
he, at any rats, was never a man to hunger
for notoriety in a fashionable senso. Ho is a
victim to his nerves, too, and people who !
have been close in their intimacy with him
tell me that he feels his unpopularity keenly,
and this, no doubt, adds to his desire for re
tirement. His children are chips of tho old
block. The sons have the tastes and char
acteristics of tho father in a marked dgivu
The business of money getting is their great
ret pleasure. The daughter repeats, I am as
sured by friends of the family, the amiable
and admirablo traits of the mother. Al
though they live in abundant luxury, the
Goulds make very littlo show about it. His
steam yacht and conservatory arc Ja- Gould's
solo extravagances, lie buys pictures which
ho does not look at and books which he dtjes
not read, as part cf the paraphernalia of u
rich man's houso. Business is business v.iti.
him, first, last and every time, and his two
sons have a!read3T shown tho lient cf their,
tastes in the same direction. Alfred Truiu
ble in New York Sews.
Betrayed by a Scar.
Jake Kinney, of San Francisco, was in his
time the finest short card player alive, and
when he sat down in a poker game be simply
turned into wood. His face bad no more ex
pression in it than a brick, and, although ho
would bet his last dollar on ten high in just
the same sing song voice that he would on
four aces, it was very hard to catch him
blutiing. Finally he got into an argument
with a Los Angeles man, and the other felloe
cut him in the cheek with a knife. When tha
wound healed it left a scar urder his eya
about the size of a dime, and that scar be
came a bulletin board for Jake's heart. It
was naturally white, but when he got tho
least bit worked up, although ho wouldn't
show it otherwise, it would turn pinker ar. J
pinker, and finally bright red. Old gamblers
used to say that thev knew just what shade it
took for a bobl ailed flash, and just how near
salmon colored for four kings. Of coursa
that was laying it on thick, but there is no
questi on but that tho scar broke bim up as a
card layer and drove hiai out of the buM
nesi2Cew York Sua.
Xs 3si joyizs a
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national interest ami inijiort-mce will lit;
fctrontjly aitatt'tl ami the election of a
President will take place. 'J he people of
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and wor.M keep up
the times hliouhl
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